8th June 2012

“There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam.”

Ayatollah Khomeini1902 – 1989

10 Responses to “8th June 2012”

  1. archaeopteryx Says:

    The ultimate in puritanism. Taking the fun out of life.

  2. Dan Says:

    Since when does Islam (and Christianity; the principal religions that believe in an afterlife) think that life is more than just a test?

  3. Xhim Says:

    Xity has lots of jokes We make fun of ourselves a lot. Islam has at least some. An Iraqi friend told me this one:
    Three Moslems had a Western friend. One day they told him, “Now we’re friends, but if you were a Moslem, we could be brothers!”
    “Well,” he responded, “what do I have to do to be a Moslem?”
    “It’s easy,” they said. “Just say, ‘There is no God but Allah and Mohammed is his prophet.”
    The Westerner repeated the formula, then suddenly two of his friends grabbed him by the shoulders and the third pulled out a knife.
    “Hey! What’s going on here?!” he cried.
    “Well,” said one of his friends, “now that you’re a Moslem, we have to circumcise you!”
    “O no you don’t! In that case I’m a Christian again!”
    “Oh,” responded the other, “in that case I have to cut your throat as an apostate!”
    My Iraqi friend laughed himself silly. This had been the funniest joke in his high school.

  4. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Xhim the scary thing about humor is what makes it funny is the little truth in it.

    In the case of your humor the little truth is sickening. Laughing at it is disturbing.

    No one has any authority, your idiot god included, to use force on another person. Laughing at the abuse of a person’s liberty is just awful!

  5. archaeopteryx Says:

    Dan: you make a good point–one that, in my view, confirms that religions are at least daft and more likely, dangerous.

  6. Xhim Says:

    Well, considering who I am, I wasn’t laughing either.

  7. Jeff Says:

    Just a dumb question: consider the source – if you think about just exactly what an idiot Mr. Koo-Crazy was, doesn’t his statement become an oxymoron? He himself was a joke in Islam. (Or should I say on Islam?)

  8. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Right xhim, you were just retelling a Moslem joke from your lofty perch of christianity. I get it, believe me more than you think.

    Islam, Christianity, Judaism, the only pleasantness found in any of them is the bliss of ignorance.

  9. Xhim Says:

    Don’t you like jokes, Sinjin? I could tell you a couple of Xian ones if you are interested.

  10. Edmond Says:

    I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a man standing on the edge, about to jump off. So I ran over and said “Stop! don’t do it!”

    “Why shouldn’t I?” he said.

    I said, “Well, there’s so much to live for!”

    He said, “Like what?”

    I said, “Well…are you religious or atheist?”

    He said, “Religious.”

    I said, “Me too! Are you christian or buddhist?”

    He said, “Christian.”

    I said, “Me too! Are you catholic or protestant?”

    He said, “Protestant.”

    I said, “Me too! Are you episcopalian or baptist?”

    He said, “Baptist!”

    I said,”Wow! Me too! Are you baptist church of god or baptist church of the lord?”

    He said, “Baptist church of god!”

    I said, “Me too! Are you original baptist church of god, or are you reformed baptist church of god?”

    He said,”Reformed Baptist church of god!”

    I said, “Me too! Are you reformed baptist church of god, reformation of 1879, or reformed baptist church of god, reformation of 1915?”

    He said, “Reformed baptist church of god, reformation of 1915!”

    I said, “Die, heretic scum”, and pushed him off.

    Comedian Emo Phillips . I LOVE that joke.